TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 14TH, 2019

Carrington was arrested this week when officers found him with 170 grams of heroin during a search A New Castle man is behind bars, accused of having heroin around children.  Police say Client of a Randolph Street home.  The drugs were reportedly within reach of an eight-year-old boy and ten-year-old girl.  Carrington is facing drug possession and other charges.

State Police in Lawrence County are investing after a Michigan man hired to take apart 100-foot water tank was killed after a piece of it fell on him. According to the report, 31-year-old Zachary Jock was trapped under the water tank after a metal wall collapsed on him, entrapping him and causing severe injury. Jock was then transported to UPMC Jameson where he died from his injuries. The accident happened on yesterday afternoon around 5:00 pm on the 4000 block of New Castle Road in New Wilmington Township.

President Trump is on vacation in New Jersey after paying a visit to workers at the Shell cracker plant in Monaca.  The president toured the construction site yesterday before delivering a campaign-style speech about energy independence and job creation.  Trump’s visit drew protesters who have concerns about the plastic plant’s environmental impact.

State Police in Butler County have arrested a Volant man following an argument with his ex-girlfriend.  According to a police report, troopers were called out to a brewery in Slippery Rock Borough on Sunday for a reported domestic dispute. The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, 55 year old Harold McGhee allegedly strangled her and slammed her hear against a post. McGee was taken into custody at his home and place in the Butler County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

An Economy couple is facing felony charges connected to injuries sustained by their young son.  Daniel and Mallory Yarmoski were arrested last Thursday after officials at U-P-M-C Children’s Hospital reported their five-week-old son suffered several fractures to his legs and ribs.  The boy also sustained bruises on his chin, hand, and leg according to police.  The boy was placed in the custody of his grandmother.  A defense attorney for the couple claimed the child has a disease which is characterized by fragile bones.

Two motorcycle riders are recovering after an accident involving a farm tractor in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County over the weekend.  The motorcycle and tractor were headed north Saturday afternoon on Route 19 when the bike tried to pass on the left.  That’s when the tractor tried making a left hand turn.  The two were taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.

Construction for Rivers Casino’s new hotel is officially underway.  A ground breaking ceremony was held late this morning for The Landing Hotel.  The 60-million-dollar hotel will be seven stories tall and include 219 guest rooms, including 10 luxury terrace suites.  It’s going up adjacent to the Rivers Casino and is expected to open in 2021.

A man from Butler is facing hate crimes charges in Ohio.  Johnathan Hydock is accused of yelling racial slurs toward a driver he crashed into an intersection in Alliance, Ohio last Tuesday.  Police believe the 26-year-old Hydock drove off after rear ending the other vehicle.  That driver followed Hydock to a parking lot where the suspect reportedly yelled white power and began to search for a handgun.

For the second time this month, officials are blaming a faulty fire alarm for the evacuation of the Beaver County Courthouse.  The evacuation happened yesterday with those inside retreating to the courthouse lawn during a protest of President Trump’s visit to the area.  About 75 protestors were also moved across Third Street to Irvine Park while first responders investigated.  Officials say a faulty sensor on the second floor will be repaired today.  That same sensor triggered an evacuation August 1st.